Mumma's Day? -

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Lindsay says:

I lost my dad when I was 6 to cancer, and this has always been a day of sadness for me as a result. I think it’s great that this will be Mumma’s Day now, too. My best friend and her partner do this, too. It’s Mobu’s Day today (what Henry calls his other mama). It works out just fine.

AmyApplesnail says:

I have thought about the whole mother’s/father’s day thing a lot lately, in preparation for when my wife and I become moms. I assumed that we would share mother’s day, because I didn’t want one of us to be equated to “the father figure” (similar to how some people assume one member of a lesbian couple “wears the pants”). However, I also really like the idea of reappropriating father’s day! Creating your own traditions (like Mumma’s day) is what makes family life so special and memorable for kids.

I was so incredibly annoyed when everyone kept wishing me a Happy Father’s Day on FB. I totally don’t get it! Last time I checked I was a woman, and a quick panty check (well, boxer brief check) confirmed that! So I had to school some people on what’s appropriate and what’s not! Initially, we both celebrated Mother’s Day, but it was weird for me (nice, but weird) because I think I associate more with being a “dad”. So we decided that at our house it would be “Other’s Day”, like the other mother’s day…

lesbemums says:

This was my problem exactly. S isn’t a father, and she states that she’s not a mother – she’s a mumma. It’s so hard, and it breaks my hear, but I know we’ll never have a separate day.
We’re not sure we actually liked celebrating her day on Father’s Day so I think we’re going to do what another blogger suggested and that is have a mother’s weekend whereby S has the Saturday and I have the Mothering Sunday. It means we both get a day and it’s close to actual Mother’s Day. We’ll see how that works. X

That’s actually a really great idea. I wasn’t crazy about celebrating on Father’s day either, mainly because of the whole “Happy Fathers Day” thing. Mama’s Day Saturday is actually really cool! I’m gonna run that past Callie!

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